Two Teens Killed on Slippery Highway

Two 16-year-old girls have been killed on a slippery highway in Polk County.

Sheriff's deputies say Ashley Severson of Deer Park was driving south on Highway 46 near Amery when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with one coming north Thursday afternoon. She was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Passenger Nicole Peterson of Amery was extricated from the vehicle, taken to an area medical center, then transferred to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities where she was pronounced dead.

Two 22-year-old men from Deer Park were in the other vehicle and were taken to Amery Regional Medical Center.

Sheriff's investigators say the crash appears to be weather related.